Learn about us, how we came about and meet the friendly, passionate and experienced Home Gourmet Team.
Our journey began back in 2011 when founder Josh Castle-Doughty started The Home Gourmet with a view to providing professional dinner parties for friends and family. This concept quickly grew into a viable business, and now The Home Gourmet team consists of four fine dining chefs specialising in recreating the Michelin experience in our clients’ homes.
Private catering naturally expanded into event catering for canapé parties and the team saw an opportunity to impart their Michelin ethos onto the delicate world of event catering, striving to create event menus that had style, panache and a focus on feeding the eye as much as the tastebuds!
Meet The Team
Founder & Director
Josh’s passion for cooking came from a young age; growing up learning to cook with Delia, and refining his skills in his teens with Jamie. Josh started The Home Gourmet as an alternative to the unremarkable and mainstream private and event catering on offer throughout London. Passionate about food, Josh loves overseeing (and taste testing) every morsel of food that leaves the kitchens.
Chloe has a hands-on presence in the business as the “face on the street”. She’s in charge of front of house management, event planning and the creative touches that make your unique event and catering so very special. Able to source absolutely anything and with a meticulous attention to detail, Chloe is constantly redefining the way we think about things. Expect to find Chloe personally dealing with your event enquiries.
With a degree in Art and Events Management from The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, Rhiannon joins The Gourmet Group with a wealth of experience and understanding of the events and hospitality industry. With a penchant for the weird and wacky, Rhiannon loves to seek out and add unique touches to events that you will not find anywhere else.
Kitchen & Front of house Team
Michael is our Head Chef who specialises in our private fine dining events. Michael also writes our menus and is fundamental in their delivery. Expect to see Michael at most fine dining events by The Home Gourmet.
fine dining chef
Damian joined The Home Gourmet in 2018 and has a wealth of event catering experience, specialising in fine dining with an exquisite attention to detail and delivery in both flavour and presentation.
fine dining chef
Catalin joined The Home Gourmet in 2016 and specialises in small, intimate fine dining events. A wonderfully talented chef who recently won critical acclaim in 2018’s MasterChef: The Professionals.
Head Front of house
Silvana joined us in early 2017 and manages our front of house teams. Found at nearly all of our events, she is in charge of running teams on the ground
bar & beverages
With experience in running event bars for large corporate events, Ollie takes care of all our event bars from conception right through to the clear up.